Friday, May 16, 2014

Spring 2014 Bloggers Quilt Festival - A QOV

Wow, it's Mid-May already!  Which means it's time for this year's spring installment of the Blogger's Quilt Festival hosted by Amy's Creative Side.

Thankfully this will be a relaxed weekend at home, so I'll have time to "ooh" and "ahh" my way through the festival posts.  

I only have one finish for this year, but it's a quilt I've really come love. 

I'd been wanting to make a Quilt of Valor for a while, but just hadn't found the inspiration to start one.  I bought a fat quarter collection from Connecting Threads called "Firecracker".  They were just perfect for a QOV.  These fat quarters just sat in the stash until I found the pattern "Mon Ami" from Miss Rosie's Quilt Company.  But this pattern was for a mini, which is too small for a QOV. So I redrafted the blocks to finish at 9" and started cutting.  

The quilting was done by Trudy Lindermann.  The pattern is a meander interspersed with shooting stars.  

The backing is left over yardage which includes a red and white strip that I could never work into one of the blocks, the stripe just stood out too much. 

The binding is the same red tone on tone used in the blocks.  

The finished quilt is  67" X 76"

Mon Ami
Modified from the pattern by Miss Rosie's Quilt Company
Started December 2012/Finished January 2013

Unfortunately, one of the reds bleed a bit during the final wash.  It's very, very faint, but I know it's there.  Hopefully, I can make that go away and then get this on the way to it's new home.  

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my entry for this year.  Enjoy the rest of the Blogger's Quilt Festival.  


Mary said...

Great RW&B quilt. Did you try washing it with a Shout Color Catcher? I'm a Pre-washer of Reds and Dark Colored Fabrics. I use color catchers a LOT!

sonia said...

I also use colour catchers and they work well. It's an amazing quilt. Very nice

Lin's Quilts said...

I also think Color Catchers are an amazing product. They've saved my butt many a time.
The quilt is gorgeous! You'll make someone very happy, I'm sure.

Shay said...

This is one of my favourites from your quilt collection Kate. You did an amazing job.

Someone is going to love and appreciate the effort you put into this quilt. Well done !

CitricSugar said...

You did a beautiful job!

Kevin the Quilter said...

What an absolutely beautiful and perfect entry for the Blogger's Quilt Festival! You know how much I love this quilt! Best wishes!

Kim said...

Your quilt is so pretty! As in the previous comment, I've been told that the color catcher works great to remove excess color.